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Quarterly Break And Turning 59

Hi guys. It’s my birthday today. Although 59 may be the new 49 — in terms of spring in steps — and we hope 39 is the new 59 — in terms of life wisdom — the click of one’s own calendar still registers precisely. So I celebrate.

It’s also the end of the Q3 2015, and Privilege will take the usual break. I brought the idea of quarters over from my years in the corporate sector, it seems to help me stay highly motivated to write. I take off long enough to let the word neurons regenerate, or whatever they do, but not so long that I lose the habit.

I’ll be back in the second week of October. Oh, and if you are landing here for the first time, the archives are fairly well-mapped out on my sidebar. You can start with fashion, house style, luxury hotels, or that odd species, the High WASP. Or perhaps regular readers would like to leave a link in the comments to a post they’d recommend to a newcomer. Which is kind of asking you all to do my work for me, I apologize, it’s just what happens when the out-of-the-office message has already been set.

See you again soon, thank you so much, as always, for reading.

46 Responses

  1. Happiest of birthdays Lisa, I hope you have a wonderful celebration. I think quarterly breaks are a good model for everything. xo

  2. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day, and enjoy your break. I took an unintentional break this summer and feel rejuvenated creatively.

  3. A very happy birthday Lisa! And have fun during your break!
    I’m reading your blog less than 8 months and I enjoyed reading almost all posts!
    I’ll miss them,so I’ll take some advice from these ladies here till you come back

  4. Happy Birthday, Lisa! Hope you have an amazing day and enjoy your quarterly break. Looking forward to reading more when you’re back.

  5. 59 – gosh! I remember when you turned 9 – and you are as terrific a person now as you were then. Happy Birthday, dear Lisa – and happy quarterly break!

  6. Happy 59th Lisa! Been there for a few months now. It’s not too bad. I celebrated my 59th in France in May…now that was a special birthday. So special that it didn’t even register that I was a year older for months. The quarterly break is a great idea…I may adopt it instead of my usual haphazard way of scheduling. I really must get organized…I think I need a new fall and winter plan. So I guess I’ll go work on that. Enjoy your b-day and your break.

  7. Happy Birthday, dear Lisa! xoxo

    What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine. — Thomas Moore

  8. I wish you lots of love, laughter and sunshine on your birthday. I just celebrated my 68th! Wisdom, it comes, occasionally with difficulty but it comes, and we must share it if they will listen. Happy birthday!

  9. Belated Happy Birthday! I hope you did something fabulous to celebrate. Have a fabulous break!

  10. Hello Skye,
    Age is just a number.. happy happy birthday.. all of life’s best for you for your year ahead.. I hope you’re at some exotic location, with the palm trees swaying gently, and your cocktails are chilled to the right temperature. Enjoy.. regards Jean

  11. Lisa a belated best of birthdays and a thanks for introducing me to Dirt Simple. I m stunned by Deborah’s work. As a fairly serious gardener I am obsessing over, her amazing delineation of her design plans. How much one can learn.

  12. Wishing you a warm and happy birthday, Lisa! The last year of a decade: it’s a big one, a reckoning, an invitation. Can/t wait to hear what you do with it.

  13. This is a great time to stop paying attention to the number of years you have lived! You now have so much to look forward to and to experience for the first time and many more years to do so! As an avid reader of your blog, I look forward to your sharing the many new ideas and insights you develop this coming year. My Birthday Wish for you is that you continue to take good care of yourself in every way possible to enable you to be a constant in the lives of your friends, family and many readers! Good Cheer!

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